Summer Sermon Series: June 19—September 4 

Paul's journey in the New Testament is a wild ride. He starts a massive road trip when his life is dramatically changed by Jesus Christ. This summer, we will ride "shotgun" with Paul and be dramatically changed with him.
Join us for In-Person Worship on Sunday Mornings at 9 AM!

  • Masks optional.
  • Nursery care provided.
  • Communion served in factory-sealed packets the first Sunday of the month.
  • Kids’ Zone for children aged 3-yrs through 1st grade after the Junior Sermon.
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Throughout Covid, pastors and members of the congregational care team have continued our ministry of visiting and offering care. However, care and visits are now complicated. Institutional rules and safety precautions can even prevent visitations. If you would like a visit or call, please reach out any time. We are proactive in visiting people, but we also need to hear from anyone who would like a connection so that we don’t miss anyone in need. The pastors can be reached by email, cell phone, or through the church office. Hamblen is a church family. May the Lord continue to connect us with one another in safe ways even during the pandemic. 
National Night Out a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who planned, shopped for, helped out with, and attended Tuesday night's block party! It was so fun! We are guessing that we had between 250-300 people attend. We were able to donate the leftover food to our ministry partner Cup of Cool Water who has an upcoming event. If you are interested in helping out with next year's National Night Out, please let a staff member know!
RSVP for Top of the Hill TODAY

The next Top of the Hill presentation is quickly approaching! Join us for lunch Tuesday, August 9, 11:30-1:00, and hear an informative presentation by Larry Ham: An Egyptian TravelogueRSVPs for this next presentation are due tomorrow, Friday, August 5. Sign up on the clipboard at the information center or call the church office at 509-385-0627. Suggested donation to cover lunch is $8, cash or check.
Paid Nursery Help Needed Urgently

We are currently understaffed in the nursery and are attempting to hire but have had no applicants. If you are over 18 and would be willing to work in the nursery one or two Sunday mornings a month or an occasional weekday evening, you would be a great blessing to those depending on the nursery. We want everyone to feel comfortable attending worship services or other events at Hamblen with their families and hope to continue offering childcare services to ensure families feel welcome. If you are able, please help us continue to provide this important service to our congregation and visitors. Thank you!
Special Guest Preacher on August 14

A week from this Sunday, we welcome Dr. Keith Wyma to our pulpit. Keith is a friend of the church and a professor of Philosophy at Whitworth University. Keith has authored several books and articles. He is a great communicator who is passionate about Jesus Christ. Ask him about his tattoos!
Shoe Drive Ends Monday

The Mission Community Outreach Center's 12th annual School Shoes for Kids Shoe Drive is July 5 - August 8. New athletic shoes and socks are being collected for children entering grades K-8th (kid's size 12 to adult's size 13). Donations can be left at the church or delivered to MCOC. Learn more HERE.
Opportunities to Serve at HPPC & in the Community

Visit our website at hamblenpres.org/getinvolved to check out a list of ways to get involved at HPPC and grow as a disciple of Jesus. You will find 10 different categories along with a few examples of things that fit in each category. In front of each category is a checkbox. If you think you would like to try out a new ministry, print the list, check the box(es) of the categories that interest you, return it to the office, and we will contact you when we have a need for volunteers. Thank you for serving with us!
Call for Greeters

Anyone who would like to assist in greeting and passing out bulletins on Sunday mornings is encouraged to sign up as a greeter at hamblenpres.org/signup or on the sign-up sheet located at the information center. A greeter does not have to unlock doors or be in charge, but may help with the offering and tidying the pews after worship. A Head Usher will be available to assist and answer questions. Anyone can be a welcoming greeter!

Support People Impacted by the Crisis in Ukraine

We pray for peace. We watch with growing concern as geopolitical tensions and violence rise. We trust God in all things, but our hearts break for those most impacted. We have had a lot of people ask about ways to help those affected by the Ukraine/Russia conflict. If you would like to help, visit presbyterianmission.org/donate/OG999999/.
Director of Children's and Family Ministry

We are seeking a Director of Children's and Family Ministry to join our dynamic and fun program staff team. This position will lead a mission-driven ministry program for children (birth through fifth grade) and their families. Learn more at hamblenpres.org/jointheteam
In Search of a Preschool Assistant

The Preschool is looking for a creative, organized, compassionate assistant for the coming year! Check out the application by clicking HERE and email preschool@hamblenpres.org with any questions. 
Looking for Adult Nursery Workers

We are looking for adult (over 18) childcare workers to join our team! This is a paid position responsible for providing childcare during church services and related events. The ideal candidate will have availability on Sundays and weekday evenings. If you are interested, please contact Jessica Munroe at jessicadmunroe@gmail.com.
Office Hours

Church office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM, and Friday, 9 AM to Noon. As always, staff will be available for appointments and meetings beyond the posted hours.
All events meet in person unless otherwise noted:
THURSDAY, August 4
9 AM Portable Projects

FRIDAY, August 5
1 PM Zoom Women’s Bible Study (Gladys' Group)

SUNDAY, August 7
7:30 AM Zoom Sunday AM Bible Study
9 AM In-Person/Online Worship Service

MONDAY, August 8
5:30 PM F&A Meeting
TUESDAY, August 9
11:30 AM Top of the Hill Lunch

WEDNESDAY, August 10
9:30 AM Listening for God
2 PM Betty’s Group

THURSDAY, August 11
9 AM Portable Projects
6:30 PM Girl Scout Service Unit #453

FRIDAY, August 12
1 PM Zoom Women’s Bible Study (Gladys' Group)
Listening for God - Short-Story Discussion Group

This popular short story discussion group will meet at the church again this year on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM, through August 31. Group facilitated by Mike Aleman, Marilyn Carosella, and Pastor Jennie. Come one week or come all--whatever is convenient for your schedule. If the weather is nice we will have the option to meet outside. Story packets are available at the Information Center in the church entry.
Virtual Journey to Guatemala: “The New Face of Mission”
Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

What is the “New Face of Mission” in a world still reeling from colonialism? Join CEDEPCA for the next Virtual Journey to Guatemala where we will talk about what makes for healthy cross-cultural relationships. If you lead mission trips or ever plan to, this Virtual Journey is for you. We will use the new book, Freeing Congregational Mission: A Practical Vision for Companionship, Cultural Humility, and Co-Development, as the focal point in our conversation.

The book’s co-authors Hunter Farrell and Bala Khyllep are professors and directors of the World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. We are excited that both authors will be present to guide us on this Virtual Journey. Participants are encouraged to read the book beforehand for a richer experience.

To buy the book, please visit: freeingmission.com. If you buy the book at IVP, use discount code: MISSION for a 30% discount + free shipping in the USA.

Pre-registration is required HERE. Questions? Contact nancyc@cedepca.org or betsey.moe@pcusa.org
Ministry Fair 2022

The Hamblen Ministry Fair will be after the 9 AM worship service on Sunday, September 11. Come learn about ways you can connect with folks in the HPPC community, grow as a disciple of Jesus, and love our neighbors in Spokane and around the world. Grab a cup of coffee and explore the ways God might be calling you to join in the ministry happening in and through HPPC. If you'd like to have a table at our ministry fair, please contact Heather Notske at 509-385-0627 or heathern@hamblenpres.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
HPPC Preschool Registration is Open

Visit our website for more information about days/times and to get your little one signed up: hamblenpres.org/preschool-registration. For more information, contact our Preschool Director, Alicia Powell, at aliciap@hamblenpres.org or 509-385-0624.
Top of the Hill--2nd Tuesdays from 11:30-1:00

Top of the Hill is back! This monthly event is geared toward retirement-aged folks who want to socialize over a meal, then learn something new. Topics range from presentations by local non-profits to travelogues to local authors or musical programs. RSVPs for each month are due the Thursday before each event. Suggested donation to cover lunch is $8, cash or check. Here is the lineup for the rest of the year:

  • September 13--Jo Ivester: Discussion of her Memoir, The Outskirts of Hope, her family's experience as one of two white families in a rural Mississippi town during the civil rights movement. (Books available in the church office)
  • October 11--Scott Cooper, Director Parish Social Ministry, Catholic Charities, will talk on Helping the Homeless
  • November 8--Wes Jessup & Betsy Godlewski, Executive Director and Director of Development at the Museum of Arts and Culture, will tell us what is new at the MAC
  • December 13--Jeannie Wright will be back with her friends, Glen and John, for a Christmas music concert

To RSVP for any of these dates, sign up on the clipboard at the information center or call the church office (509-385-0627) by the Thursday before each event.
Book Club

You can join the Book Club for a discussion in person on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2 PM. For more information, contact Betty Thompson at bettythomps@aol.com.

2022/2023 Reading List:
October 20: When the Meadowlark Sings by Nedra Sterry
November 17: The Bible’s Plot by Ken Onstot
January 19: When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor
February 16: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
March 16: When the Last Leaf Falls by Bill Myers
April 20: War Bonds by Cindy Hval
May 18: Horseback Honeymoon by Dorothy Ballard, Ellen and Quincy Scott

Kids’ Zone

June 19, through September 4, Kids’ Zone is provided for children three years old through first grade. Sunday mornings following the Junior Sermon, children will go to the Fellowship Hall for fun activities that are tied to a Bible story. HPPC Childcare Supervisor Jessica Munroe and HPPC Youth Julia Notske lead the Kids’ Zone activities.
Children's Ministries Volunteer Opportunities

You can sign up HERE to help with J.A.M. Sunday School, Wednesday evening Journey program, or other volunteer opportunities that impact children. For questions, please contact Joe Bruce at joeb@hamblenpres.org.
Youth Ministries (6th-12th Grades)

Come join us for a hangout, games, and some Jesus time! For more information on our youth programs, visit our website's youth page at hamblenpres.org/youth. For questions, contact Mitchel Pierce, Director of Student Ministries, at mitchelp@hamblenpres.org.
Caravan (6th-8th grade):
Normally meets Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM.
We’re off until September!
Oasis (9th-12th grade):
Normally meets Sundays 6:00-8:00 PM.
We’re off until September!
Sunday Donuts!

Come grab a snack! Immediately following the service on most Sundays, our middle schoolers and high schoolers meet in the youth room for donuts and a chill hangout time.
Support the Ongoing Mission of HPPC with Your Tithes & Offerings

To make a donation to HPPC (one-time or recurring gift) you may do so HERE.
Thank you for choosing to support our mission to grow active followers of Jesus Christ
and build his community!
Connect with Pastors & Staff

We are here for you! Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM and Friday, 9 AM to Noon. You can connect with pastors and staff by clicking on a link below to email them. Our cell numbers are also listed. Please reach out!

Click to email Pastor Steve Watts, Pastor, Head of Staff, or call/text: (509) 251-0366

Click to email Pastor Jennie Barber, Assoc. Pastor of Care & Outreach, or call/text: (206) 794-0689

Click to email Heather Notske, Director of Operations, or call/text: (509) 251-6468

Click to email Joe Bruce, Director of Children's Ministries, or call/text: (509) 954-3041

Click to email Mitchel Pierce, Director of Student Ministries, or call/text: (206) 739-6126

Click to email Scott Dicken, Director of Worship Arts, or call/text: (818) 464-6034

Click to email Trina Limbaugh, Administrative Assistant, or call the office: (509) 448-2909 ext. 101

To submit a prayer request or to be added to the prayer chain, send an email to prayer@hamblenpres.org.